Vermonters seem to appreciate the current open window into how legislative business is conducted and laws are made.
The action, which means the measure should see a floor vote in the coming weeks, represents a significant step toward a cannabis marketplace in 2022.
Six communities have been chosen for a state program designed to help them figure out how to accommodate residential development that is affordable, low-impact and close to downtowns.
Under the plan, up to 10 municipalities would be able to submit any proposals or rule changes to a 12-member commission that would serve as the towns’ central regulatory body.
A House bill would increase gas tax by four cents to generate revenue for local road repairs. But top transportation policymakers say they’re not inclined to take it up.
As of Friday, June 15, Vermont has no state budget, no homestead education property tax rate, a default non-residential property tax rate of $1.59, and no authority for state government to operate or for local governments to send out education property tax bills.
Despite its reputation of direct democracy and robust local control, Vermont has one of the most centralized governments in the country.
New regulations for farming practices is a centerpiece of the bill. The industry accounts for about 40 percent of phosphorus pollution in Lake Champlain, according to EPA estimates.
News Release — Vermont League of Cities and Towns Oct. 7, 2014 Contact: Karen Horn, [email protected] MONTPELIER — This Thursday, October 9, the Vermont League of Cities and Towns will host Town Fair 2014 and its annual meeting at the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds in Essex, Vt. More than 500 local officials, VLCT staff and board members, and vendors from around the state […]
S.208 raises the solid waste franchise tax placed on trash dumped into the state’s landfill from $6 to $7.
But Public Service Board Chairman James Volz says the Section 248 process results in “sound decisions.”
TIF is ideally suited for driving development into the compact settlements that are the focus of state goals – our cities, historic downtowns, and new smart growth developments seeking to emulate traditional downtowns such as Colchester’s Severance Corners.